Sarah is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Swindon, she visits clients across the South-West, including Bristol, Wiltshire, and Oxfordshire. With over 10 years of experience working in a variety of settings, Sarah has acquired a breadth of knowledge and skill. She is particularly focused on Functional Rehabilitation and Seating & Postural Management for children with conditions such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, sensory difficulties, and many more.
Sarah works with children at home or in a school environment, assessing their needs relating to fine and gross motor skills, their ability to act independently and carry out activities of daily living, and sensory challenges. Sarah is used to working in a multi-disciplinary team, coordinating efforts with various professionals to ensure the child is fully support in all areas.
Sarah can offer handwriting assessments and treatment, focusing on the fine motor skills of using a pen or pencil. Sarah has also undertaken training in Makaton, a type of sign language that incorporates speech. This has proven particularly beneficial to children of all ages and with a variety of needs.
Sarah is a professional member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and regularly undertakes additional qualifications to enhance her skillset.
West and South West of England, Berkshire, Bristol, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Swindon
Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Makaton, Learning disability
Cornwall, West and South West of England
Alison has over 30 years of experience in Occupational Therapy and currently visits clients across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and Gloucestershire. She helps clients with complex needs including learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia, physical impairments, and long-term health conditions.
Alison utilises her expertise in learning disability and mental health alongside her extensive expertise in person-centred practice and personalisation. She provides comprehensive assessments and interventions for clients in their home environment, helping them to maintain independence and enhance their quality of life. Alison can support clients with neurological conditions, using standardised assessments which focus on cognitive and physical impairments. She once led a national provider to develop a new model of personalised provision for people with Huntington’s disease, acquired brain injury, and motor neurone disease. Recently, Alison has also developed clinical expertise working with adults and young people who have severe mental health issues, both in the community and in hospitals.
Alison is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section for Independent Practice and develops her expertise through continuous professional development including networking with other Occupational Therapists, attending courses, and completing self-directed study.
West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Bristol, Plymouth, Bath, Swindon
Therapeutic listening, Train the trainer
PIPs, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability
Wiltshire, West and South West of England
Louise is an experienced OT with expertise in Housing and Equipment. She works with clients to help them achieve and regain independence, delivering holistic assessments and recommending standard and bespoke equipment. Louise is located in Wiltshire and visits clients across the South East of England, including Bristol and Swindon.
Louise works with adult clients with a wide range of conditions and disabilities including Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain syndrome, cancer, dementia, and stroke. She helps clients to enhance their independence at home by enabling them to complete self-care tasks. Her product knowledge includes those necessary for safe moving and handling, specialist seating, postural management, and tissue viability. Louise can also conduct assessments for major and minor adaptations to client’s homes working extensively with architects, builders, and housing teams.
Committed to her ongoing professional development, Louise regularly undertakes training courses, conferences, seminars, and onsite training with providers of specialist equipment. Louise is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, including two of their Specialist Sections in Housing and Independent Practice.
South East of England, Berkshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Swindon
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management
Train the trainer
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Postural management
Gloucestershire, West and South West of England
Ellie is based in Gloucestershire, visiting clients in Wales and the South West of England. Her areas of expertise focus on Housing & Equipment, as well as Seating & Postural Management for both adults and children. She offers expert care and therapy to clients with a range of injuries and conditions, working collaboratively with families and carers.
Ellie has developed a broad clinical knowledge base, working with clients with complex neurological needs and physical disabilities. She has experience in specifying and prescribing specialist equipment and seating, as well as assessing and recommending home adaptations to benefit the client and encourage independence. She liaises closely with the wider support network of her clients, including families, carers, and other professionals. She can also support with Disabled Facilitates Grants and various mobility assessments, including for Blue Badge applicants.
Ellie is committed to keeping up to date of new developments, policy reforms, and writes and delivers training to other practitioners.
West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, The Vale of Glamorgan
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management
Somerset, West and South West of England
Cath is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist and has over 20 years’ experience working with children with a variety of needs. She specialises in working with children who have complex medical needs and disabilities, including those with neurological and life limiting conditions. Through joint working and expert assessment, she aims to support independence and participation whilst enabling families to provide dignified and excellent continuing care for their child. Cath is based in Somerset, covering a client base across the South-West.
Incorporating a professional OT role with hands-on 1:1 care at the Children's hospice, Cath gained an insight into the effectiveness of equipment and adaptations. She understands how the demands of caring for a child with complex needs affects the whole family, which has significantly shaped her practice.
Cath has developed highly effective communication and clinical skills, working with families to understand their needs and wishes, conducting thorough assessments, regular reviews of interventions and through robust report writing. She is also committed to professional development and learning.
Wiltshire, South East of England
Jane is an expert Occupational Therapist based in Hampshire, visiting clients in Basingstoke, Andover, Southampton, and Winchester. She works with adults and children, assessing and treating Housing & Equipment and Seating & Postural Management needs.
Jane has worked in acute, community, and private settings for over 20 years. She provides assessments and treatments to clients of all ages, focusing on their housing and equipment needs, as well as working with clients who require seating and postural support.
Jane uses her previous clinical experience and expert knowledge when making recommendations to help her clients maximise their independence. She has experience liaising with architects and builders to help create an environment bespoke to each client's individual requirements, including advice on minor and major housing adaptations and safe manual handling in the home.
Jane has in-depth knowledge of current legislation and its impact on assessment and intervention. She has extensive experience of adapting properties through the Disabled Facilities Grant process as well as private funding.
West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Southampton
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Train the trainer
Cornwall, West and South West of England
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1993, Val specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilaition for adults. She is based in Cornwall and will travel across the UK, completing assessments with clients in their own environment. Val is an accredited Best Interests Assessor (BIA), having developed sound knowledge of the legislation to support clients, families and Local Authorities.
Val's experience is in working with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs, providing equipment and adaptations to homes to promote independence and safe living conditions. This includes completing BIA assessments, where Val requires knowledge of both the Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments and applications. She also carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.
To continue her professional development, Val has completed postgraduate training including courses in counselling and therapeutic listening. She also keeps up to date with the current legislation and policies surrounding her work.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening
Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access
Cornwall, West and South West of England
Dawn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist based in Truro, Cornwall. She supports both adult and paediatric clients, covering key areas such as Penzance, St Ives, Falmouth, and Newquay. Dawn provides Functional Rehabilitation for clients with a wide range of conditions and injuries, helping them with daily living skills to promote independence.
Dawn has previously worked in Adult Community Mental Health Team, Inpatient Acute Assessment and Discharge, and Inpatient Palliative Care. She draws on her extensive experience working with adults to support clients with self-care tasks, mental health challenges, and to provide suitable equipment to support safety and mobility in the home.
Working with children, Dawn provides expert assessments and interventions in schools, nurseries, and their home environment. She has experience working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Children's Community Therapy, special needs schools, mainstream schools and the community. Dawn utilises the skills she has acquired in her career so far to deliver specialist interventions and support children to reach their full potential.
Dawn also has a particular interest in sensory processing disorders and in March 2021 completed Module 1 of her Sensory Integration training.
West and South West of England, Cornwall
Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support
Devon, West and South West of England
William is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist based in the South West of England. He specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation with particular expertise in acquired brain injury. He visits clients across Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset.
William supports clients throughout each stage of rehabilitation, from the acute stage of their injury to long-term community rehabilitation. William uses a range of client-centred approaches and techniques to overcome cognitive, physical, and behavioural difficulties associated with the client’s injury. William has extensive experience in training carers, families, and therapy staff on individual rehabilitation programmes and therapeutic approaches. He is confident at working with clients’ varying difficulties and can tailor his approach to maximise their rehabilitation potential.
William is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists including the Specialist Sections for Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.
West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset
Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Train the trainer
Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception
The OT Practice is an independent provider of occupational therapy across the UK. We have an expert team of dedicated and highly skilled OTs covering Swindon and the surrounding Wiltshire region. Our specialist team are available to support you, a family member, or client requiring occupational therapy intervention.
Our OTs specialise in all areas of occupational therapy, including Neurological Rehabilitation, Functional Rehabilitation, Paediatrics, Housing & Equipment, and Hand Therapy. Click on the profiles above to meet the therapists covering Swindon and find out more about the areas of OT they specialise in. Alternatively, you can call our friendly Clinical Services Managers who will discuss your needs and match you to the right OT. All of our OTs are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.
If you are enquiring about occupational therapy for a child, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website or contact the Paediatric team directly.
Our OTs are helping people across Swindon to carry out day-to-day activities by breaking down barriers caused by injury, illness, or aging. You can find out more about how our occupational therapists help common challenges by visiting the links shown below. Alternatively, call us on 0330 024 9910 to discuss your circumstances with a member of the team or use our online price guide to receive an initial idea of costs.
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